- Enjoy a Versailles Palace & Garden tour crafted to captivate kids
- Benefit from our skip-the-line tickets to avoid the crowd
- Step in the French history and relive the times of Louis XIVand Marie-Antoinette
- Experience History in the funniest way by having your family pictured in an historical portrait
Versailles Palace & Photo shoot – Family Tour (private)
This tour has been crafted to create an exceptional opportunity to have you feel what was the daily life at the Court and even become part of it! This 7-hour experience is a mind-blowing adventure where your family will not only visit the Palace of Versailles but will be able to decode the rules of the French Royalty Etiquette while having fun. To engrave your memory, you will take back home a 18th century style portrait photography.
The day will begin with a photo session at Gabriel’s boudoir-studio, located close by Saint Lazare railway station. Gabriel will make you “become” a famous painting done by one of the artists who used to paint the Royal Court, while you will be travelling to Versailles with your guide. You will discover your portrait on your return to Paris.
Let’s continue to Gare Saint-Lazare where you will catch the train to Versailles. After a 45 minutes ride, you will reach your final destination. During the trip, your kids will get an activity booklet.
Once at the chateau, you will skip the waiting line, thanks to our fast track tickets. Royalty family does not wait, of course! It will not be long for you to start going through the Official Rooms, visualized by the King himself! These rooms are a series of “Salons” that shape the Great Apartment, where the King was supposed to live but had a much more comfortable dwelling behind the scenes instead.
From there, you will reach the Hall of Mirrors. In this impressive gallery, the 357 panels will take you away! Its high ceiling is covered with paintings glorifying the King’s authority. It is now time to enter the King’s inner bedchamber and the Council’s Salon. This is where the King spent several hours working.
You will have a lunch break in a local café, keeping you in the French 18th century spirit and then undertake a nice stroll through the Royal gardens.
Now that you know everything about the Palace of Versailles, it’s time to go back to Paris and discover what you look like when turned into a noble family from the 18th Century!
Your historical portrait will be unveiled around a glass of wine and soft drinks for your prince and princess to conclude that amazing day!
The tour does not operate on Mondays.
Do we wear period costumes for the photo shoot?
Gabriel is a true magician and knows how to transform you in a noble character of the past without any need of being dressed in period costumes.
Which type of photos will we get?
Gabriel will give you a printed photo nicely framed. According to your choice, it will be either a collective family portrait or a medallion portrait for each of noble member of your party. These pictures are of small size and easy to be stored in your suitcase. You will also get a digital version to easily share on social media and become a star!
What if we are more than 4 people?
Just advise us in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child). And we’ll get back to you with the extra fee per additional person.
Can we do this Versailles Palace tour in private van?
Yes! We can arrange the tour with a personal driver in a luxury van. You just need to inform us through the Contact Form and we will make it happen!
Does the lunch is included?
The lunch is not included but we will be more than happy to share with you some our favorite addresses.
Meeting Address: 19 Rue de la Paix, Paris, France - In front of 19 rue de la Paix. Closest metro station: Opera (lines 3,7 & 8)
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